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Safety to the Test
9 EU Requirements for Risk Assessment
As previously described, Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 is the main regulatory framework for cosmetic products placed on the EU market.
1 Cosmetic products must be safe for human health, thus the regulation requires they undergo a safety assessment; also described previously.
Per the EU regulation, the safety of cosmetic products overall is based
on the safety of their ingredients.
3, 4 The rationale behind this is that many
thousands of different cosmetic products on the EU market are all derived
• European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009
requires that, for each cosmetic product placed
on the market, a safety evaluation must be
performed. The risk assessment procedure and
toxicological endpoints are discussed here.
• The safety-in-use of cosmetic products has
been established in Europe by controlling the
substances, their chemical structure, toxicity
profiles and exposure patterns.
REGULATORY | C&T ®
Consultant, IDEA Test Group
Editor’s note: This article is the sixth installment in a series covering EU requirements to market cosmetic products. To view them all, visit Cosmeticsand Toiletries.com.